Green Life Food Festival

Green Life Food Festival With an emphasis on the Shumei Natural Agriculture movement, the Green Life Food Festival and Market seeks to cultivate a wholesome community that has a deep respect and concern for nature and the planet we live in.
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Natural Agriculture is a way of farming based on a deep respect and regard for nature. It puts us in touch with the natural forces so that we can work in harmony and partnership with nature. Although it begins with the growing of crops, Nature Agriculture is a philosophy and way of life, encompassing the way we eat, cook and think about food. It is practiced by farmers and consumers alike, by individuals as well as whole communities. Natural Agriculture is not just a set of actions or techniques, it is a way of interacting with the earth and our environment, brought to life through our relationship with food. Natural Agriculture as a Way of Living At its core, Shumei Natural Agriculture is the process of rebuilding our relationship to nature, using a foundation of cooperation and gratitude. Farming and eating are the mediums for learning that approach to life, but at its fullest, Natural Agriculture is a way of being in the world no matter what you’re doing. For instance, it can be a child in a Natural Agriculture garden. There he or she would discover the interconnectedness of all the living beings that make up that garden. The child would learn to treat the plants and soil with care—as partners rather than possessions. But then the child would carry that lesson outside the garden, applying the newfound sense of respect and partnership to all the relationships in his or her life. In another case, it can mean revitalizing the traditional farming culture of rural communities that were relying on conventional farming methods over the wisdom of nature. The practice of Natural Agriculture can help restore the respect for nature and natural resources in communities that enables them to develop in environmentally sustainable ways. While the experience of Natural Agriculture begins in the vegetable rows, it extends throughout our lives. Ask a Natural Agriculturist what he or she is trying to accomplish, and the answer is often surprising: “World peace.” And yet if it sounds like a lofty goal for a person who appears to simply be farming in a unique way or eating with particular awareness, consider that there is more to their actions than meets the eye. When Natural Agriculture’s founder, Mokichi Okada, conceived of these ideas, he was not just looking for an alternative food source. He was responding to larger themes in the world, particularly to the way human beings treat the environment and each other, to a culture that leads to disregard, conflict and violence. His vision was that one by one, person by person, we could use Natural Agriculture to build new relationships with the people and nature around us—just as that child in the garden or a rural farming cooperative would. With enough people, that change would spread to the community, and with enough communities that change would spread to the nation. Ultimately, the renewal of compassion and respect would span the globe. And war would become a thing of the past. Given the current state of the planet, it can seem as though little progress has been made toward that goal. And yet, change is taking place—on farms and in families throughout the world. Person by person, Natural Agriculture is coming to life. Services We provide information on "Natural Agriculture," for individuals and groups as well as a meeting ground to discuss these back to nature approaches in gardening and farming. We also offer help individuals and groups to learn about and change over to "Natural Agriculture" practices as well as provide actual help putting in and planting personal and community gardens. Additionally, we can provide one on one instruction as well as speakers on "Natural Agriculture" to interested communities, events and organizations. Call to schedule an appointment and learn more about our program.

Mission: Mission Our mission is to observe and apply the ways of nature or "Natural Agriculture" in our gardening and farming practices for the purpose of creating harmony with the environment as well as obtaining the most healthy grown vegetable yields possible. We support individuals and organizations to review and revolutionize their current practices, and provide a meeting ground for this exploration. We also encourage personal reflection and discussion on how this harmonizing with nature deepens and impacts our own lives personally.

Operating as usual

Legacy_Farm
01/22/2021

Legacy_Farm

We are making Natural Agriculture dried Daikon. We also have Black Soy Beans.

2021年度も切り干し大根を作りました^_^
太陽の光を浴びて甘く美味しくな〜れ🙌
一袋3ドルで販売中✨

12/24/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

Kids garden
Saving seeds:)
#healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthy #organicgardening #organicfood #savingseeds #environmentallyfriendly #kidsgardening #kidsgarden

Helping make a better tomorrow for the next generation with one seed at a time. Planting some new natural agriculture-gr...
09/30/2020

Helping make a better tomorrow for the next generation with one seed at a time. Planting some new natural agriculture-grown crops at Sui Lan home garden!

#shumeinaturalagriculture #homegardening #organicfood #organicgardening #seedsaving

09/30/2020
Trust in Tomatoes

Natural Agriculture farmer, Shinya Imahashi, shares his experience on trusting his tomato plants to heal from an aphids attack without any fertilizers or pesticides.

08/14/2020
Home Garden Diary vol.4 - Shumei East Bay

Home Garden Diary vol.4 - Shumei East Bay

Our summer vegetable flowers are blooming beautifully in our garden. We enjoyed harvesting Japanese cucumbers & carrots. Can't wait to harvest more vegetable...

Stories - Shumei Natural Agriculture
08/04/2020
Stories - Shumei Natural Agriculture

Stories - Shumei Natural Agriculture

Our Philosophy Respecting Nature is the core principle of growing food by using the Natural Agriculture method because Nature can teach us everything. A truly complete Natural Agriculture process would be to create the purest circle of farmers for and with consumers and others involved. We, at Shume...

07/12/2020
This Sunday, we will hold our first Green Life Food Market ONLINE!What is the Green Life Food Market?With an emphasis on...
07/06/2020

This Sunday, we will hold our first Green Life Food Market ONLINE!

What is the Green Life Food Market?
With an emphasis on the Shumei Natural Agriculture movement, the Green Life Food Festival and Market seeks to cultivate a wholesome community that has a deep respect and concern for nature and the planet we live in. We hope to engage the community through various vendors, services, and events that promote a health, sustainable, and an eco-friendly way of living.

Please visit our website for more info:
https://glff66.wixsite.com/glff

06/20/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

Eileen’s Natural Agriculture Garden
Natural Agriculture methods are Pure soil, Pure seed and Pure heart. #na-pennsylvania #naturalagriculture #shumeipennsylvania #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthyliving #organicgardening #organicfood

06/17/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

Easy Homemade Bread! All ingredients are organic. Whole grain flour 9oz
All-purpose flour 18oz
Salt 0.3oz
Coconut sugar 1oz
Yeast 0.1oz
Lukewarm water 450cc
Olive oil 0.4oz
Butter 0.4oz #healthylifestyle #healthfood #organicfood #na-pennsylvania #naturecanteachuseverything #shumeipennsylvania

4 TIPS to make Japanese Mochi Daifuku(大福)
06/07/2020
4 TIPS to make Japanese Mochi Daifuku(大福)

4 TIPS to make Japanese Mochi Daifuku(大福)

The Lucky Blue Birds channel offers inspiration and ideas for healthy living. Please use our recipes, demonstrations, and knowledge based on Japanese culture...

06/06/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

Kids garden:) #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthyliving #artandbeauty #napennsylvania #naturalagriculture #organicgardening

06/03/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

Time to relax.
Healthy food for all. #na.pennsylvania #naturecanteachuseverything #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthyliving #naturalagriculture #artandbeauty

05/17/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

We did kids garden project yesterday! The weather was very good:)

Temecula Olive Oil Company
05/14/2020

Temecula Olive Oil Company

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT! Congratulations to our #nationalnursesweek giveaway winner Connie Alcorn Daino We are so thankful for the work you, and everyone working in the medical field are doing to help keep us safe. Please send us a direct message to claim your free body butter and soap bar!

Shumei Pennsylvania
05/14/2020

Shumei Pennsylvania

We have been picking rocks for planting vegetables! #shumeipennsylvania #shumeiamerica #shumeifamily #naturalagriculture #organicgardening

Shumei Natural Agriculture
05/06/2020

Shumei Natural Agriculture

Is kitchen waste ever used in Natural Agriculture?

Recycling is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle. However, the practice of Natural Agriculture avoids reusing kitchen waste from conventional crops or processed foods as compost, because the chemical remnants from the food can contaminate the soil. Natural Agriculture food waste can be used as compost. However, any compost, cover crop or mulch, such as leaves from the surrounding area, applied to the soil is meant only to keep it soft, temperate and moist, and not as an additive or fertilizer.

Shumei Natural Agriculture
05/06/2020

Shumei Natural Agriculture

FAQs

How is Natural Agriculture different from organic farming?
Although Natural Agriculture and organic farming share an ecological approach, one of the main differences is that Natural Agriculture does not use any additives as fertilizers in the growing process, including manure-based compost. A guiding principle of Natural Agriculture is the inherent power of the soil to produce healthy crops. Agricultural chemicals, synthetic/organic fertilizers and animal manure contaminate the soil, impair its innate energy and weaken plants’ natural resilience.

Shumei Natural Agriculture
05/05/2020

Shumei Natural Agriculture

How we do it

Many modern agricultural practices are based on a belief in the need to control and manipulate the growing process. Nature is viewed as a mechanical thing in which it is possible to replace one gene with a manufactured genetically modified organism without any effect upon the natural world order and balance. Instead, Shumei Natural Agriculture does not use any chemicals whatsoever in its farming methodology—no herbicides, no pesticides, and no fertilizers—not even animal manure. We simply trust the power of nature that can grow healthy and tasty crops that are full of vital energy.

Seed Saving
Continuous seed saving from the same location are one of the key principles of Natural Agriculture. Seeds saved from Natural Agriculture crops are the best seeds to use for the following year. For the first year, if you can not get those seeds from another Natural Agriculture farm, you can use local organic variety seeds or heirloom (open-pollinated) organic seeds. Never use genetically modified (GM) seeds as they have had their DNA manipulated through genetic engineering.

Shumei Natural Agriculture
05/05/2020

Shumei Natural Agriculture

What we believe

“Nature teaches us everything.” —Mokichi Okada. “A Great Agricultural Revolution.”

Shumei Natural Agriculture is more than a system of food production, it is a way of life. We see the natural world as an organic, living and spiritual being where the elements of nature work best in harmony when they are left in their pure and natural state. Our role as a global community is to learn how the natural world works and adapt our lifestyle to fit with it.

Legacy_Farm
05/04/2020

Legacy_Farm

We had a family that came to our farm,they harvested fresh asparagus. They also enjoyed are eggs from the chicken. #enjoy #asparagus #egg #chicken #family #NaturalAgriculture

Shumei Pennsylvania
05/03/2020

Shumei Pennsylvania

Spring has come! We prepared the gardens in front of Pennsylvania Center and Lynn’s place:) #shumeipennsylvania #shumeifamily #naturalagriculture

05/03/2020
Shumei Pennsylvania

Shumei Pennsylvania

Kids Garden Video part 2 from April 25th.
Natural Agriculture methods:
Pure soil, Pure heart and Pure seeds
No GMO, No Fertilizer, No Chemicals #shumeipennsylvania #shumeifamily #shumeiamerica #naturalagriculture #healthylifestyle #kidsgarden https://shumei.us/

Shumei Pennsylvania
04/24/2020

Shumei Pennsylvania

“Again, a flower, a leaf, the beauties of natural scenery, and every living thing from beasts, birds, and fish to the last tiny insect - all show the wonders of God’s works. And who can fail to marvel at them?” — Mokichi Okada, Meishusama
#shumeipennsylvania #shumeifamily #shumeiamerica #artandbeauty #naturalagriculture #jyoreihealing https://shumei.us/

Shumei San Francisco Center
04/23/2020

Shumei San Francisco Center

Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate the 50TH anniversary of Earth Day!
“Seed is the foundation of life.”
- Mokichi Okada, Meishusama -

E: green peas
A: daikon radish
R: cucumber
T: eggplant
H: green beans
D: pumpkin
A: komatsuna greens
Y: melon

@shumeiintl
#shumeifamily #earthday2020 #harmonywithnature #seedart #heirloomseeds #shumeinaturalagriculture #naturalagriculture

Legacy_Farm
04/18/2020

Legacy_Farm

#アスパラガス、菊芋、グリーンピース、玉ねぎ
#asparagus.artichoke.greenpeans.onion

Shumei Pennsylvania
04/12/2020

Shumei Pennsylvania

Kids garden project
We made a bed and planted peas, carrots, Bok Choy and Radishes! #shumeipennsylvania #shumeifamily #shumeiamerica #shumeinaturalagriculture #natureteachuseverything #kidsgarden

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2430 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
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An annual event I choose yearly. An opportunity of a lifetime to be in the consciousness and presence of those who love and serve humans, animals, and all life, appreciate art and beauty in life, live according to the laws of nature , till the earth gently and observe those who came before us. Your spirit will be delighted. This is always my experience at Shumei. The Sensei is a paragon love, peace and humor. Queen Shamala